Please leave. It be beneficial to both sides [of this conflict] if you do.
—Jedi Master Sorren
Heron Sorren was a Quellian who fought in both the historical Clone Wars, Galactic Civil War, and the Yuuzhan Vong War. He was a diplomat of the New Jedi Order. One of the great accomplishments of Heron is that he managed to survive many great wars, from the infamous Clone Wars, to the Confederation-Galactic Alliance Civil War. He has been sought by many after revealing that he is a Jedi starting from the Yuuzhan Vong War. The reasoning to why many seek him out is because of his kindness and methods of conveying his wisdom to others. Heron was also a member of the Jedi High Council, located on Coruscant, which boosted his fame.
Heron soon became so well known across the galaxy, that even little children have at least heard of his name before. He even have made brief appearances on the HoloNet after finishing negotiating quarrels in the galaxy. Unfortunately, records of his later deeds were scattered and lost for unknown reasons.
Heron Sorren was born in 35 BBY to a poor family on the planet Quellia. He was found by a Jedi Knight in 31 BBY and was brought to Coruscant to become a Padawan, after being discovered to be a Force-sensitive child. Heron studied hard under this Jedi knight, who became his master. Heron and the Jedi Council were at odds on numerous occasions, where the Padawan believed that if the council were more aggressive on prominent issues such as the invasion of Naboo, then the galaxy would be not in such a great crisis. Prior to the outbreak of the Clone Wars, Heron and his master were on a mission to investigate rumors of an underground rebellion on the planet Lindor. They found the rebel group and had to resort to aggressive negotiations to end the rebellion, later found out to be Confederate supporters. Luckily, this mission prevented Heron from participating in the Battle of Geonosis, where he, most likely, would have perished.
The Clone WarsEdit
Although he was still a Padawan, Heron was given command of a small group of clone troopers specialized in covert operations. His master was killed in one of the many battles of the war, and Heron was distraught by it, which probably is where his path towards the edge of the dark side truly began. As the war continued, Heron grew more skilled in the use of the Force and swordsmanship, which eventually led to Heron’s Knighthood. After two years of fighting, Heron began losing hope that the war would end any time soon, when the purge began.
Execute Order 66.
When Sidious sent this message, Heron and his clones were gathering intelligence on a Confederate communication station. The clones attempted to kill him with rocket launchers, but Heron, with his innate ability to detect actions of organics close to him, manages to kill his clone division. He soon figures out the droids that inhabited the station were deactivated, and tried to use the comm station to contact any Jedi survivors. Minutes later, a familiar voice came on the frequency.
Emergency code 913, this is Obi-Wan Kenobi. Do you copy?
—Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi
Heron heard the call, and tried to contact Kenobi, but incoming clones jammed the communication relay and the Jedi knight was forced to flee, eventually finding a Confederate star fighter with a built-in hyperdrive, and escaped to Naboo.
On Naboo, the Queen greeted Heron. He remained on Naboo until gaining intelligence that the Empire is planning to invade the planet. Although he warned the queen, she was determined to remain on the planet. The majority of the other Jedi also on the planet agreed to remain behind. Heron and a handful of other Jedi fled the planet. Those who remained, Heron never saw again. Returning to Quellia, Heron was reunited with his family, where he remained until the outbreak of the Galactic Civil War.
Galactic Civil WarEdit
Upon hearing that there is a rebel organization formed to oppose the Galactic Empire, Heron quickly left his home on Quellia and stopped at Alderaan, where he met Bail Organa. He was quick to pledge his allegiance to the rebel force and left to Yavin IV, where Heron stayed through the Battle of Yavin. He aided the Rebels in their evacuation after the destruction of the Death Star, and traveled with them throughout their continuous flight. Heron fought in the Battle of Hoth as a T-16 airspeeder pilot before fleeing after Leia ordered the evacuation code to be sent. He left on one of the last transports.
Heron also fought in the Battle of Endor as an A-Wing pilot. After flying his ship into the Death Star II, he split up with Red Leader and Gold Leader to ward off some of the TIE fighters. He assisted in the destruction of the Executor by destroying the Super Star Destroyer’s bridge deflector shields.
Yuuzhan Vong WarEdit
Heron finally lit his lightsabers in the Yuuzhan Vong War. The conflicts he participated in are unknown. However, records reveal that Heron worked hard to bring about peace between the Yuuzhan Vong and the races of the galaxy. Jedi Master Luke Skywalker personally gave Sorren a seat upon the High Council at Coruscant after the war, suggesting that Sorren became a Jedi Master during this war. Also at this time period, Sorren’s taint of the dark side disappeared.
Confederation-Galactic Alliance WarEdit
When Corellia began a civil war against the Galactic Alliance, Heron quickly returned home in Quellia to protect the planet from Corellian forces. As with his connections to the Yuuzhan Vong War, very little is known about Heron's deeds in this conflict.
Mystery surrounds the death of Heron Sorren. It is unclear whether he died of natural causes, or from a battle wound.
Sorren's methods became taught by Jedi instructors teaching diplomacy and negotiation. Heron made no sign of advocating violence, even traveling without his lightsabers. The way that the master converses with others proved to be part of the reason. Other records found are in bits and pieces, but it seems that Heron's teachings to his Padawans may have spawned lords of the Sith.
Heron only talks when he feels it is necessary, which is, somewhat, unusual for a negotiator. He regards his abilities as "average," although others make greater claims, especially in the fields of combat.